Explorer 500 Review
4.5Overall Score
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The Explorer 500 combines exceptional performance with portability. Whether halfway up a mountain or in the middle of a desert, the small and lightweight voice and broadband data communications device provides remote high speed access to Internet, e-mail, fax, voice calls, video conferencing and streaming, and corporate servers. It also supports LAN, USB, Bluetooth and phone/ fax interfaces.Explorer 500 is based on the same core technology as Explorer 700, making for easy switching between models.

Features and Benefits

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Broadband Data

  • With standard IOP at speeds up to 464kbps get access to email, the Internet, corporate networks and send large file attachments over a secure connection

Streaming IP

  • Supports a range of guaranteed on-deman Streaming IP rates from 32kbps to at least 128kbps

Simultaneous Voice and Broadband Data

  • Make phone calls at the same time as accessing data applications via a standard desktop phone


  • Meets military and government requirements for security and supports all major VPN products and encryption standards


  • Send and receive text messages via your laptop – up to 160 characters – to and from any mobile phone

Robust Hardware

  • Terminals are reliable and durable, as well as water and dust proof

Easy to Use

  • No technical expertise or training is needed to set up and use BGAN so you can go online within minutes